“A CEO is Not Significant” — What Bernie Marcus Taught Me About Leadership

June 18, 2019

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Bernie Marcus, a founder of The Home Depot, turned 90 recently. There was a major event here in Atlanta celebrating his birthday, and also thanking him for his amazing philanthropic contributions to the city, the State of Georgia, and to the world. Bernie was the subject of a Crazy Good Turns episode during Season 2. […]
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How to Set Crazy Big Goals (And Achieve Them)
Mick Ebeling (left), the founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs, gives a high-five to a Sudanese boy wearing a prosthetic Ebeling built.

May 28, 2019

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A wonderful book I’m currently reading (and in which I’m making notes in the margins) is “Keep Going” by Austin Kleon. The subtitle of the book is: “10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad.“ While the book focuses on artists, its wisdom could apply to all walks of life — especially when […]
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What I’m Still Learning from Justice John Paul Stevens

May 13, 2019

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I had the privilege recently of attending a 99th birthday celebration for Justice John Paul Stevens.  Justice Stevens served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1975 until 2010 — 35 years of service. I was a law clerk to Justice Stevens very early in my career, and he had a significant impact on my view […]
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The Only 3 Things You Need to Live a Meaningful Life
How to live a meaningful life. A man stands in a hallway and has two directions to choose.

April 30, 2019

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There are a few people in life who seem to have it all figured out. They have crystal clarity on their goals and dreams. They know exactly who they are, what they want to be, how they can make a difference and live a meaningful life.   Then there’s the rest of us. Most of […]
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A Book Recommendation (Plus: Upcoming Giveaway!)
VisionSpring Founder Jordan Kassalow, left, fits a young boy for a set of reading glasses.

April 16, 2019

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Next month’s episode of Crazy Good Turns features an interview with Jordan Kassalow. He’s the Founder of VisionSpring, one of the biggest social impact businesses in the world. Jordan’s story is an amazing one, and his pioneering work has enabled millions of people around the world to live a fuller and more productive life through […]
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How to Make More Than a Living
April Tam Smith and Graham Smith hold hands on their wedding day.

April 2, 2019

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Meet two people who give away 90% of what they earn -- and say they get so much more in return.
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The Surprising Secret of Success
The daughter of a Home Depot associate shares why she's proud of her parent.

March 12, 2019

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My favorite video ever has never been on TV or Netflix. But you can watch it here. We showed this clip at a Home Depot store managers meeting many years ago. It was a way to say “thank you” to our associates, who very much deserved it. But I still show it frequently today, because […]
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Here’s Something to Look Forward to
Beautiful sunrise over the mountain.

February 26, 2019

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Good news, everybody: Season Four of Crazy Good Turns starts this Sunday, March 3. The episode features Edward Bailey, who runs an addiction treatment center outside Atlanta called No Longer Bound. No Longer Bound’s unique and unusual approach to treatment has been remarkably successful. But Edward’s own life is also remarkable. In fact, he was once […]
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My Weekend at Bernie’s
A Home Depot Store Managers meeting, seen from above.

February 13, 2019

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  BERNIE MARCUS is one of the founders of The Home Depot. He’s also one of the most generous philanthropists in the country. We featured him on Crazy Good Turns during Season 2 — one of my favorite episodes. I think it captures some of the spark that makes him unique as an entrepreneur and […]
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